Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah hosted top leaders from the NDA in New Delhi Tuesday, two days before Lok Sabha results will be announced. Speaking to the press afterwards, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that all NDA allies showed support to PM Modi.
PM Modi also attended the Union Council of Ministers meeting at BJP headquarters in New Delhi today, where he expressed his gratitude to them for their “service to nation”.
Earlier in the day, opposition leaders from 22 parties met the Election Commission Tuesday demanding tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM results. Their demand includes the matching of at least 5 EVMs with VVPAT in a constituency and if it does not match, then verify all EVMs at a constituency.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, NCP’s Praful Patel, Samajwadi Party’s Ramgopal Yadav, TMC’s Derek O Brien, and CPI’s D Raja and Sitaram Yechury are in attendance at the meeting. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy was also supposed to be part of the meet but he cancelled his trip at the last minute.